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Poor Hendrix is a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant located in the East Lake community of Atlanta. At the bar, we offer small plates of craveable food that pair perfectly with your favorite adult beverage and in the restaurant, you'll find simple, classic dishes that compliment an affordable but thoughtful wine list. 

Come, eat, imbibe, socialize, enjoy.

Our bar and patio are 21+ but the restaurant is all-ages. We do have more of an adult vibe and our dining room is small and intimate so we do not have highchairs or booster seats. We are happy to welcome all of our neighbors to dine with us!

No reservation needed! Poor Hendrix is first come, first serve.  We do accept limited reservations for larger parties.

RESTAURANT HOURS

SUN-THUR: 5pm - 10pm

FRI-SAT: 5pm - 11pm

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

 

LOCATION

2371 Hosea Williams Drive

Bldg. 2

Atlanta, Georgia 30317

CONTACT US

poorhendrix@gmail.com

BAR HOURS

SUN-THUR: 4pm - midnight

FRI-SAT: 4pm - 2am

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

WHat's in a name?

Poor Hendrix was named after our rescue pit-bull.  Hendrix was saved from the euthanasia list at Dekalb Animal Services in 2012 as a skinny, scabby, nearly hairless puppy whose health challenges were just beginning.  Hendrix survived multiple bouts of mange, parvo, a seizure disorder, and countless hospitalizations before finally being diagnosed with immune-mediated polyarthritis.  Thanks to the dedication of Animal Action Rescue and the expertise of top-notch vets around Atlanta, Hendrix is now a happy, healthy dog with a full life ahead of him.  Throughout the years, many people fell in love with and followed the progress of our sweet pup.  Whenever we would give them updates on his most recent health tribulations, their response was invariably, “Aww, poor Hendrix” and the name for our restaurant was born.



Who is Poor Hendrix?

It’s a resilient, loveable dog. It’s a couple with a dream and a lot of determination. It’s a family of dedicated staff that love what they do.  But most importantly, it’s our patrons and neighbors that provide a sense of community every time you walk through our doors.

Poor Hendrix is the fulfillment of a long-time dream of husband and wife owners, Aaron and Jamie Russell.  Aaron and Jamie met when they were just teenagers while Aaron was making pizzas and Jamie was waiting tables at a local Italian restaurant.  Aaron went on to make a career out of his love of cooking, working his way through many of Atlanta’s best restaurants including Nikolai's Roof, Seeger’s, The Dining Room, and Restaurant Eugene.  Aaron made a name for himself as a world-class Pastry Chef, earning 5 James Beard nominations and a Rising Star Chef award.  However, in 2013 after an inspirational trip to Spain and France, the couple decided it was finally time to create a restaurant all their own so they set about the tasks of raising funds, making plans, writing menus and looking for the right location.  When they first saw the space at Hosea & 2nd, they knew it was everything they had been hoping for - a quaint, old building, full of charm, located in a vibrant, diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood they already loved. Their dream of creating an intimate, casual place with simple but fabulous food and plenty of tasty libations became a reality.



 
 
 
 

RESTAURANT menu

Small Plates

House-marinated olives-$3

Hamachi crudo with orange, mint, & pistachio-$9

Bacon, onion, & gruyere tart w/ dijonnaise-$6

Crispy sweet potatoes w/ feta, herbs, & arugula-$6

Old Bay fried cauliflower & chilies w/ lemon aioli-$6

Warm hummus w/ za’atar, sesame crackers, & veggies-$6

Local lettuce salad, manchego, peanuts, & pickled green beans-$7

Caesar salad w/aged asiago cheese, & garlic bread crumbs-$7

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique-$4

House-made ricotta, olives, lemon, herbs & peanuts w/ grilled bread-$6

Chili-rubbed mushroom skewers-$4

Bulgogi-marinated steak skewers-$5

Dry-rubbed shrimp skewers w/Alabama white sauce- $4

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

 

Entrees

Spring vegetable risotto w/ asparagus, peas, shiitakes, & aged Asiago $16

Steamed mussels, potatoes, & pepperoni in a white wine-butter sauces w/ grilled bread- $15

Chimichurri roasted chicken leg w/ refried black beans & plantain chips- $16

Dry rubbed & grilled heritage pork loin w/ sauteed sugar snap peas, sofrito, & marble potatoes- $21

Grilled cheese sandwich w/tomato jam & fries or salad- $10

 

Dessert

Salted brown butter rice crispy treats- $3

Crème Brûlée of the day - $5

Chocolate-coffee cake w/coconut mousse- $6

Warm apple tart w/vanilla pastry cream, & bourbon caramel- $6

BAR menu

Small Plates

House-marinated olives-$3

Hamachi crudo with orange, mint, & pistachio-$9

Bacon, onion, & gruyere tart w/ dijonnaise-$6

Crispy sweet potatoes w/ feta, herbs, & arugula-$6

Old Bay fried cauliflower & chilies w/ lemon aioli-$6

Warm hummus w/ za’atar, sesame crackers, & veggies-$6

Local lettuce salad, manchego, peanuts, & pickled green beans-$7

Caesar salad w/aged asiago cheese, & garlic bread crumbs-$7

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique-$4

House-made ricotta, olives, lemon, herbs & peanuts w/ grilled bread-$6

Chili-rubbed mushroom skewers-$4

Bulgogi-marinated steak skewers-$5

Dry-rubbed shrimp skewers w/Alabama white sauce- $4

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

BAR EATS

Cold noodles w/a spicy sesame-peanut dressing, fresh veggies, & chili oil- $6

Chicken Wings, Buffalo, Sticky Sesame, or Garlic Parmesan-$8

Sweet potato biscuits with sorghum butter and country ham-$7

Kevin’s Eggs, deviled and topped w/ duck prosciutto & pickled red onions-$5

French Fries w/house ranch: half order-$3, full-order- $5

Salmon Tartare with a bag of potato chips-$9

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam-$6

SWEET EATS

Salted brown butter rice crispy treats- $3

Creme Brulee of the day - $5

Pistachio pound cake w/ warm strawberry compote & whipped vanilla labneh- $6

Peanut meringue w/ dark chocolate & peanut butter mousse, olive oil & salt- $6


COCKTAILS

 

PH Spring Spritz: Hibiscus, Dry Vermouth, Elderflower liqueur, Aveze, & Bubbles

 -$8-

 

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink: Gin, Pineapple, Violette, Lemon, & Bitters

 -$11-

 

Miami Weiss: White & Dark Rum, Berliner Weiss, Sherry, Cane Syrup, Bitters, & Mint

 -$12-

 

The Pear-y Boston: Reposado Tequila, Spiced Pear liqueur, Aperol, Sherry, Orange, Lime, & Ancho Chili Salt

-$10-

 

In (Antici)Passion: Rhum, Cachaca, Passionfruit, Fennel liqueur, Lime, & Nutmeg

 -$12-

 

All ‘Chocked Up: Cocchi Americano, Cynar, & Blanc Vermouth

 -$9-

 

Eleganza 101: Blended Scotch, Blanc Vermouth, Creole Shrubb, Amaro, & Yellow Chartreuse

 -$13-

 

Woman About Town: Bourbon, Bitter Cherry apertivo, & Spiced Vermouth

 -$12-

The Restful Fox: Reposado Tequila, Sherry, Brandy, Simple, & Orange Bitters

-$11-

Do What Ye Will: O4W Gin, Mezcal, Strega, Vermouth, & Orange Bitters

-$12-

 

 

 

BEER

DRAft

Arches Mexican Empire Vienna Lager

Amber, malty, & nutty. Smooth finish

16 oz., 5.2%

-$6.00-

 

Eventide Citrus Grove Hefeweizen

Crisp & refreshing w/ slight sweetness

16 oz., 5.7%

-$7.00-

 

Terrapin Luau Krunkles POG IPA

Tropical, juicy, hoppy, & balanced

16 oz., 6.5%

-$6.50-

 

Oconee Round Here Beer Kolsch

Light, easy, & refreshing

16 oz., 4.9%

-$6.00-

BOTTLES & CANS

Crafty Brews

Treehorn Cider………….. ……… . .....….….$6.00

3 Taverns Lord Grey Sour . . . . . ...........$6.00

Westbrook Gose . . . .........................$5.00

Creature Comforts Athena . . .................$4.50

Victory Golden Monkey.........................$6.00

Bells Oberon 16oz. . . . …............…….…$6.00

Atlanta Brewing Homestand Pils................$4.50

Creature Comforts Classic City Lager . . . ...$5.00

Brooklyn Lager . . . .. . . . . . . . ........$4.50

Wild Heaven Bestie Pub Ale....................$5.50

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale........................$6.50

New Realm Hoptropolis . . . . . . . . . ......$5.50

3 Taverns Night on Ponce IPA . . .............$5.50

Bells Two Hearted 16oz........................$6.00

Cigar City Maduro Brown.......................$5.00

Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout..............$5.00

Founder's KBS Stout . . .....................$12.00

Founder’s Porter . . . . . . . . . ...........$5.00

Man's Best Friend

Miller High Life, 16 oz………………….....…..$3.00

Miller Lite, 16 oz…………………….……....….$3.00

Tecate, 16 oz……………………………….....……$3.00

WINE

SPARKLING

Cava Brut, Bodegas Naveran, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 $10/40

Brut Rosé, Méthode Traditionelle, Francois Montand, Jura, France, (NV)- $34

Champagne Brut Réserve, Charles Heidsiek, Champagne, France, 2016- $115

ROSÉ

Rosé, Old Vine, Villa des Anges, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2016- $8/$32

WHITE

“House White” on tap $8/$32

Vinho Verde, Vera, Minho, Portugal, 2016- $8/$32

Verdejo, Isaac Fernandez Seleccion, Rueda Egeo, Castilla y León, Spain, 2015- $36

Melon de Bourgogne, Château L'Oiseliniére de la Ramée, Chéreau Carré, Loire Valley, France, 2015- $42

Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Muscadelle, Bourdeaux Blanc Cuvée Héritage, Château le Noble, Bordeaux, France, 2016- $36

Chardonnay/Viognier, Yin-Yang, Spann Vineyards, Sonoma, California, 2014- $60

 

 

RED

House Red on Tap- $8/$32

Tempranillo, Vintage Collection, Sinfonia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, 2015- $36

Pinot Noir, Tyler, Santa Barbera, California, 2014- $72

Cabernet Sauvignon blend, A Proper Claret, Bonny Doon Vineyard, California, 2014- $9/$36

Carignan/Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre, Côtes du Roussillon Rouge, 2012, Walden, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2012- $40

Barbera D'Alba, Mauro Molino, Piedmont, Italy, 2015- $46

Syrah/Carignan, "Sentinelle" Minervois, Château Massiac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2016- $10/$40

Grenache/Syrah, Côtes du Rhône, Domaine du Séminaire, Rhône Valley, France, 2015- $42

Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvée Héritage Bordeaux, Château le Noble, Bordeaux, France, 2011- $36

Cabernet Franc, Terrior Único, Zorzal, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015- $48

News and happenings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

 
 

SPECIALS

Monday Night: HALF-PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE in the Dining Room

Monday Night: $9 Wings + Tall Boy

Monday and Tuesday, 5-10 pm: BARFLY Special! We're offering a chef's choice featured entree for our bar patrons.  Follow us on social media to know what delicious dinner we're serving up this week!

Tuesday Night: "Tartare Tuesday" Salmon tartare, a bag of Zapp's chips, & a draft beer for $12!